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The Missouri Lottery raised more than $21.5 million from November ticket sales to transfer to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education today. The monthly transfer is $21,523,794, which brings the total for the fiscal year to more than $130.7 million.
Since Missouri Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $4.7 billion for the state and public education. Programs funded in FY13 include the A+ Scholarship Program, the Foundation Program and Access Missouri. For complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including maps of proceeds by program and by county, see the “Where the $ Goes” section at MOLottery.com.

Missouri farmers to receive drought relief

Friday, 13 December 2013 09:07 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Farmers in 27 Missouri counties will be eligible for federal aid because of drought conditions.
Gov. Jay Nixon says the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a disaster declaration for 14 counties that have suffered from extreme or exceptional drought. Farmers in 13 adjoining counties also can receive aid.
Nixon says farmers in some northern and central Missouri counties continued to struggle from drought even as many parts of Missouri received sufficient precipitation this year.
The designation allows farmers to receive emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency.
The 14 primary counties in the designation are Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Mercer, Putnam, Randolph, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan. The additional 13 counties are Audrain, Boone, Carroll, Cooper, Grundy, Harrison, Howard, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Marion, Monroe and Pettis.
 

Missouri's official manual available online

Friday, 13 December 2013 08:16 Published in Local News

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The most recent edition of Missouri's official manual now is available online. The "Blue Book" manual was printed every two years until a 2010 law barred its paper publication. The goal was to save about $1.7 million in costs. The Blue Book includes information about public officials and agencies, local governments, elections and political parties. The new online manual can be viewed at www.mobluebook.com.

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